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Comment & Response
April 2, 2014

Training for Effective Patient Communication

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

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JAMA. 2014;311(13):1356. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1766

To the Editor Dr Curtis and colleagues1 reported that simulation-based communication training compared with usual education did not improve the quality of communication about end-of-life care or the quality of end-of-life care itself, but was associated with a small increase in patients’ depressive symptoms. The authors drew their conclusions based on evaluations of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

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